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Can Prilosec OTC cause anxiety?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: Hello doctor,
I have a concern related to an antiacid have been taking since last 8 months... I started taking antiacid before 2 years and since last eight months inam taking "prilosec OTC" and everything is fine.. But before two days i Came to know that i can only have that antiacid for 14 days in 4 months... Now here is the concern ... I hope i am not in trouble?? Can you please help sir? cause i have anxiety issues also..
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
PRILOSEC OTC is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern and address your anxiety.

You should not be worried now.
PRILOSEC OTC is a very safe medicine and that is why it is called OTC , over the counter drug. If it cause any side effects or reactions it would not never be permitted over the counter in US.
Second I have seen patients who are on Omeprazole (generic version of Prilosec) for more than one year and still happy without experiencing any side effect.
Prilosec can reduce the absorption of Vitamin B and C esp Vitamin B12. You can take extra supplements of Vitamin B12 available as Methycobalamin.
It may cause respiratory infections in few.
But if you stop the medicine now I am sorry they are reversible.

Hope this answer puts off your anxiety.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (31 minutes later)
Thanks a lot dr.. I am not worried now... And will do as you say ... Thanks a ton again ..
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please close and rate the answer

Detailed Answer:
I am glad that your anxiety vanished. Please close and rate my answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Brief Answer: PRILOSEC OTC is safe Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern and address your anxiety. You should not be worried now. PRILOSEC OTC is a very safe medicine and that is why it is called OTC , over the counter drug. If it cause any side effects or reactions it would not never be permitted over the counter in US. Second I have seen patients who are on Omeprazole (generic version of Prilosec) for more than one year and still happy without experiencing any side effect. Prilosec can reduce the absorption of Vitamin B and C esp Vitamin B12. You can take extra supplements of Vitamin B12 available as Methycobalamin. It may cause respiratory infections in few. But if you stop the medicine now I am sorry they are reversible. Hope this answer puts off your anxiety.